Dentons Art Prize
Winner: Alexandra Lethbridge
Honourable mentions: Phoebe Boswell, Natasha Malik & Tamsin Relly
Staff Prize: Jennifer Hooper
Judges: Michael Landy, Artist
Maureen Paley, Founder and Director of Maureen Paley Gallery
Ellen Greig, Curator of Exhibitions, Chisenhale Gallery
Shortlisted artists: Tristan Barlow, Phoebe Boswell, Rebecca Byrne, Adam Collier, Jennifer Hooper, Alexandra Lethbridge, Xiao-Yang Li, Natasha Malik, Nancy Milner, Jack Otway, Tamsin Relly
Alexandra Lethbridge is the winner of the second Dentons Art Prize, awarded by Dentons, the global law firm. Special commendations were also given to Phoebe Boswell, Natasha Malik and Tamsin Relly.
The Dentons Art Prize winners were chosen by a panel of expert independent judges: Maureen Paley, a world-renowned American gallerist based in London; Michael Landy, a British artist who is well known for his solo exhibition 'Saints Alive' at the National Gallery and his ArtAngel commission 'Break Down'; and Ellen Greig who is Curator of Exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery, a not-for-profit gallery that commissions contemporary art and supports artists to pursue new directions and make their most ambitious work to date.
Alexandra Lethbridge was selected for her project 'The Meteorite Hunter', a constructed archive of found, fictional and taken photographs documenting a hunt to locate other-worldy matter. 'The Meteorite Hunter' has been exhibited internationally and the associated artist book has been collected by MOMA in New York. Alexandra is a photographer based in the UK. As the winner of the Dentons Art Prize, Alexandra received a prize of £5,000, which was presented to her by Dentons UKMEA CEO Jeremy Cohen.
In addition, following a Dentons staff vote, Jennifer Hooper was selected as the peoples' favourite artist.
The announcement was made at Dentons offices overlooking St Paul's in London on 1 December 2016.
The Dentons Art Prize began in January 2016 in collaboration with curator Niamh White. All artists involved are given access to expert pro bono legal advice from Dentons and their artwork is offered for sale.
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"The Dentons Art Prize is an innovative pro-bono project for Dentons – we are showcasing and supporting a diverse group of cutting edge emerging artists working in the UK. Through this programme we wish to demonstrate our continued commitment to the global and local community in which we live and work and to provide inspiration to our staff and clients as we undertake our daily business lives. I would like to congratulate Alexandra Lethbridge, the winner of this Dentons Art Prize, Jennifer Hooper, the winner of our Staff Prize, Phoebe Boswell, Natasha Malik and Tamsin Relly on the commendations they received from our esteemed judges, and all the artists involved in this project. Dentons wishes them all the best for their future rising careers."
Lucille De Silva, partner at Dentons